THE SCREENING ROOM: Highlights From Broadway Sings Michael Jackson, Featuring Morgan James and Tituss Burgess (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Broadway Sings Michael Jackson, featuring new arrangements of iconic Jackson tunes, was held Sept. 17 at (le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. Here are highlights from the concert, which featured performances from Tituss Burgess, Alysha Umphress, Celisse Henderson and more.
The Michael Jackson concert was the second in the new Broadway Sings… series; Broadway Sings Adele was held in April, and a concert featuring the music of Beyoncé is planned for December 2012.
Performers at Broadway Sings included Kyle Beltran (In the Heights), Burgess (Guys and Dolls, Jersey Boys), Steel Burkhardt (Hair), Tim Ehrlich (Rent), Chester Gregory II (Sister Act, Tarzan), Henderson (Godspell), Morgan James (Wonderland, Godspell), Nicholas Christopher (In the Heights, Rent), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Aaron LaVigne (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Corey Mach (Godspell, Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Saycon Sengbloh (Fela!, Aida), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked), Umphress (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, American Idiot), Theresa Kloos, Patty Lohr (Sweeney Todd), Jason Slattery and Arthur Wise, among others.
Mach, who recently appeared in Broadway's Godspell, produced the event.
Tim Ehrlich and Eric Michael Krop sing "Man in the Mirror/Black or White":
Saycon Sengbloh sings "Can't Help It":
Marty Thomas sings "Blame it on the Boogie":
Libby Servais and Tracy McDowell sing "I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye":
Morgan James sings "I Wanna Be Where You Are":
Aaron LaVigne sings "The Way You Make Me Feel":
Kyle Beltran sings "Human Nature":
Corey Mach and Julia Mattison sing "Say, Say, Say/Rock With You":
Nicholas Christopher sings "Bad":
Celisse Henderson sings "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)":
Tituss Burgess sings "Childhood":
Alysha Umphress sings "Who's Lovin' You":
Steel Burkhardt sings "Who Is It?":
Saycon Sengbloh, Morgan James and Tituss Burgess sing "I'll Be There":
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